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Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:54 pm PostPost subject:
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https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-deore-m615-disc-brakes-front-rear-set-62194.html

get these and get a bigger disc for the front - 180mm I think is the max you can have on your fork. The alterative is just buy new pads and a bigger disc which would probably set you back abour 30 including the adptor. I use uberbike sintered on my bike (Zee F&R).
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Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:18 am PostPost subject:
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by the time you have done that... you would be aswell with my DB5's

Those M615's are not any better that mine and will end up costing you the same.

+1 for Uberbike pads though.

Although the XT M8000's I just put on the bike came with 2 new complete sets for pads front and rear Smile

I got my Hope pro 4 Enduro's on through the week, replacement dropper arrived last week too, just waiting for a 203mm post adapter, mech hanger and XTR shifter mount which should see my bike back together with some nice bits now!

Unfortunately all I can really do just now is put nice bits on my bike as I fell off a couple of weeks ago and dislocated my shoulder. lol

gutted to have missed out on racing at ft bill over the weekend.
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Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:04 pm PostPost subject:
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You do like hurting yourself Clarky

Razz

Im swaying more towards the Canyon now dropped my budget to around 2000

Either the Strive AL 6.0



or the Spectral AL 7.0




Any tips on frame size? I'm 6,2... thing I'm going to have to get the measuring tape out and measure all my limbs
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:08 am PostPost subject:
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Very true matey Wink

The canyon bikes are nice, but a couple of my mates had some issues with their Strive's which involved them both returning their bikes and getting a full refund - both problems around the 'shapeshifter'.

They both ended up buying a Bird Aeris each, British build by a couple of guys down south, mega service and specced the bike to order for not a lot more than your budget. they both compete and have gone faster on their bird's than they ever did on the canyon's too!

If I was looking around you budget the money would be spent on a Bird Aeris or a Whyte T-130S

Ill probably be upgrading to a T-130RS at the end of the year TBH. my T-129s has been spot on, its needed a few wee upgrades (maybe not actually needed them) along the way, but the geometry and build quality are mega. The engineering behind it is a fair bit more comprehensive than most of the 'internet bikes' out there.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:21 am PostPost subject:
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bird aeris is a nice bike, bro in law as zero AM and its well built.

good luck on trying to get a canyon though, they have had issues

should also check out rose bikes granete chief and bik-discount for radon

http://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/radon-slide-150-27%2C5-8.0-hd-464058/wg_id-7247

http://www.commencal-store.co.uk/PBSCCatalog.asp?ItmID=17774257

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-bikes-sommet-vrx-suspension-bike-2016/rp-prod135391

I've got a transition suppressor coming tomorrow Very Happy
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:42 pm PostPost subject:
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Ok you guys aren't the first ones to tell me Canyon maybe a little dodgy so decided to shy away, looking through the bikes you guys have recommended and seen a coupe i like,

Although just noticed this on Pinkbikes and thinking this might be work it money I save I can spend upgrading?

http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1901543/?directtofirstphoto


Clark - what frame size did you go for?
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:03 am PostPost subject:
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canyon bikes are good but some of the delivery times are pretty bad due to issue they had. They aren't a dodgy company
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:13 am PostPost subject:
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Aye,

Not dodgy, they just could get a frames to replace the issues that my mates had due to a supplier issue.

that lapierre looks like a good bike for the money,

however, what I would say is that the wheels are pretty flimsy, id spend a bit of money changing them, I had nearly the same wheel on my bike and cracked one, the rear mech is fairly average too - I managed to bend mine pretty easily, but I had some problems with it before - not a bad bit of kit for the money though (about 40-50 quid new)

the fox 34's of that age are not a great fork, id favour a RS Pike over them, ive got no experience on those brakes, but I don't know anyone using them (don't know if that's a good or bad thing, juts my experience)

One of my mates used to compete in a lapierre, and changed it for a pivot, but he rated the zesty well.

id like to know what age of reverb the bike has, if its an older one is probably on its way out and if you don't have proof of purchase form new you will struggle to get it replaced for a gen 2 that fixes reliability issues (ive just had mine replaced under warranty as have many others)

My Whyte is a large, they say that 6ft1 is the upper limit for that frame, which is exactly what I am, feels perfect for me.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:14 pm PostPost subject:
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I had a box arrive yesterday containing a small transition suppressor in black. Excuse the Crappy pic, it was dark when I finished building it.

Spec is

XT crank, 11sp XT shifter, cassette, mech and KMC 11-93 chain
Spank spike vibrocore 800mm - eating haven 55mm stem - hope headset,
Spank oozy 295 trail bead wheels - current tyres maxxis HR2 2.4 rear, conti baron 2.3 front. will be changing the front back to the 3C HR2 and maybe get something faster rolling for the back once it dries up a bit.
Saint brakes 203mm F&R ice tech rotors
Reverb stealth 125mm WTB volt saddle
Ergon GE1 slim grips
Pike 160mm
Time MX6 pedals
30.6lb

Still need to set up suspension


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Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:53 am PostPost subject:
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Looks Great!

The brakes look massive on the 26" wheels, especially with 203 on the back - cool.

the grips look odd in the pic - id say you need some Hope grip doctors to match you headset Wink
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:49 am PostPost subject:
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better daytime pic - grips are ergon GE1 slim's they don't need bar end plugs




and a family of trannies, my suppressor, my son's ripcord and my bro in laws patrol


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Great looking fleet there!
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:35 pm PostPost subject:
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yeah, Lewis needs a confidence boost
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So... with my bike being stolen I'll need another.

Not worth claiming on house insurance, so will just look to get something a bit better this time around as I was finding the hardtail a bit too much hard work to hold onto Laughing

Full susp, but not wanting a heavy bike.... willing to go second hand - Budget = unknown

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After reading some reviews on mid-level trail bikes...

The 2 that caught my eye are

Trek Remedy 7
Canondale Habit 4


although the the front suspension of the Cannondale is freaking me out a bit Laughing

Will check ebay to see how much these are second hand. Maybe too new to be up for a bargain yet

Think i'd prefer 29s too, just going from the hardtails i've tried with bigger wheels.
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